Information about the MK6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district MK6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about MK6 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 1867
Semi-Detached 2390
Terraced 4725
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2015
Flat (Converted) 146
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Caravan/Park/Temporary 17
Total 11181

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1443
Owned with Mortgage 2606
Shared Ownership 548
Rented: From Council 2543
Rented: Other Social 1279
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2211
Rented: Other 121
Rent Free 118
Total 10869

Housing Occupancy Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 2877
Two People 3247
Three People 1806
Four People 1555
Five People 845
Six People 372
Seven People 85
8+ People 82
Total 10869

Social Grade

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 1306
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2547
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1682
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3694
Total 9229

Gender Back to Top

Male 14686
Female 14427
Total 29113

Age Groups Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 2790
5-7 1320
8-9 784
10-14 1849
15 377
16-17 782
18-19 616
20-24 1838
25-29 2853
30-44 7071
45-59 4999
60-64 1405
65-74 1449
75-84 692
85-89 193
90+ 95
Total 29113

Relationship Status Back to Top

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 8270
Married 9203
Divorced 2364
Separated 1044
Widowed 1050
Same Sex 62
Total 21993

Health Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 13965
Good 9964
Fair 3448
Bad 1271
Very Bad 465
Total 29113

Education & Qualifications Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 4863
Apprenticeship 520
2+ A Levels 2053
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3450
1-4 GCSEs 3963
No GCSEs 4955
Other 2189
Total 21993

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19261
Mixed Ethnicity 1148
Indian 1198
Pakistani 501
Bangladeshi 224
Chinese 345
Other Asian 1733
Black African 3646
Black Caribbean 384
Other Black/African/Caribbean 387
Other 286
Total 29113

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19284
Wales 246
Scotland 584
Northern Ireland 101
Republic of Ireland 242
European Union 2196
Other 6460
Total 29113

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17372
Republic of Ireland 209
Europe (including European Union) 2850
African Countries 1538
Middle East or Asia 1393
North America or Caribbean 137
Central America 2
South America 37
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 5869

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14295
No Religion 8446
Buddhist 134
Hindu 1342
Jewish 31
Muslim 2632
Sikh 147
Other Religion 159
Not Stated 1927
Total 29113

Economic Activity

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 8631
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2663
Self Employed 1352
Unemployed 1519
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1834
Retired 1789
Looking After Home or Family 1249
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1226
Other 750
Total 21013

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 10
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 970
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 76
Construction 613
RetailInc. Wholesale 3013
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1207
Accommodation and Food 850
Information and Communication 699
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 504
Real Estate 93
Professional, Scientific and Technical 577
Administration 940
Public Administration and Defence 452
Education 1088
HealthInc. Social Work 1560
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 531
Total 13215